A mentored skill enhancement course for the keyhole aspirant

Course Overview

Minimally invasive surgery is emerging as a standard of care approach for managing different urological pathologies. With increasing popularity of these endeavors, the practicing urologist needs to be adept with the various aspects of this approach. However insufficient orientation with this approach remains the major hindrance to regularizing this approach for most urologists.

This course is intended to render the participants a broad orientation to the keyhole approach including keyhole anatomy, access issues, dissection techniques and tips and tricks of laparoscopic suturing. A blend of didactic lectures, access to ground-breaking surgical videos, hands-on-experience at simulators and active participation in live cases are the special attributes of this course.

Course Objectives

  1. On completion of this course the participant should have:
  2. Broad knowledge about keyhole anatomy and access
  3. Sufficient orientation of laparoscopic equipment and instrumentation
  4. Actively participate in live cases
  5. Key points and supportive videos for performing simple nephrectomy, donor nephrectomy, pyeloplasty and varicocelectomy

Course Agenda

Day 1

  • Live cases
  • Hands- on- Operation theater
  • Video library
Day 2
  • Didactic session on Laparoscopic Nephrectomy: different scenarios
  • Live cases
  • Hands-on- Dry Lab
  • Video library

Day 3

  • Introductory lecture
  • Hands-on- Dry Lab
  • Video library
  • Dinner / Certificate distribution
Day 4
  • Didactic session on Advanced Laparoscopy: upper tract
  • Live cases
  • Hands-on- Dry Lab

Day 5

  • Didactic session on Advanced Laparoscopy: lower tract
  • Live cases
  • Hands-on- Dry Lab
  • Feedback and Adjourn

Few words from past trainees about the course:

“Exposed to variety of cases and good laparoscopy skills” – Dr Shekar M H, Chennai.

“I Like the attitude to make things simple, hands on training and the confidence it gave us” – Dr Syed Wasim Hasan, Guwahati.

“Friendly, stress free environment with open discussion. ‘Hands on’ feel gives confidence and is exceptional” – Dr Piyush Tripathi, Kanpur.

“We got more than what we expected” – Dr Amitava Mukherjee, Kolkata.

And many more….

Course Director

Dr. George P Abraham, Kochi

Dr. George P Abraham MS, Mch
Sr.Consultant and Transplant surgeon
Head of the Department, Urology
Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi and
PVS Memorial Hospital, Kochi

Course Coordinators

krishanuDr Krishanu Das Senior Specialist, Urology Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi
krishnamohanDr Krishnamohan Ramaswami Urologist PVS Memorial Hospital, Kochi

Dr. Avinash T. S Mob: 9947019907

Dr Avinash T Siddaiah Specialist, Urology Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi

Dr. Datson George Mob: 9995690955

Dr Datson P George Specialist, Urology Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi

Course Duration

5 days (once every 3 months) – First week of February, June, September & December

Certificate of Attendance

After completing the course, a Certificate of attendance will be issued. This certificate in no way certifies the competency of the Surgeons who may choose to perform those procedures taught in the course.

Course Location


Lakeshore Hospital & Research Center Ltd
Maradu, Kochi


PVS Memorial Hospital Ltd
Kaloor, Kochi

For enrollment and further detailsPlease contact

Cini Jacob

Executive Secretary, Dept. of Urology
Lakeshore Hospital & Research Centre Ltd
NH 47 By-pass, Maradu, Netoor Post
Kochi – 682 040, Kerala, India
Tel: +91 484 2704009, 2701033
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.urocareforyou.com
Mob: +91 9847 404 901

Important contacts

Dr George P Abraham: 09447711164, Dr Krishna Mohan: 09387262000,
Dr Avinash T S: 09947019907, Dr Datson George: 09995690955

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